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    Lawmaker warns of phone scam

    State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. (D-174th dist.) is warning residents in the Northeast to beware of a telephone scam in which taxpayers receive unsolicited calls from individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service and demanding payment.


    IRS warns customers about rampant phone scam

    According to an Aug. 13 IRS news release, 1,100 victims have lost $5 million.

    When you answer your phone, don’t believe anybody who claims to be from the IRS -— especially one who demands you cough up some dough, or else. There really might be federal employees who think you nibbled at the truth on your tax return, but they aren’t calling. Con artists are.


    City collecting millions more from tax delinquents

    According to figures recently released by City Controller Alan Butkovitz, Philly collected $502 million more in taxes in the 2014 fiscal year than it did in 2010’s.

    If there is one thing that ticks Philadelphians off, it’s taxes, and if there’s something that makes them really see red, it’s that a lot of people seem to get away with not paying any.


    Taxpayers must confirm BRT hearing requests by July 31

    Anyone who is appealing a real estate assessment with the Board of Revision of Taxes should have been keeping an eye on the mail.


    IRS has $31 million from 2010 federal tax returns

    The IRS has some money for Pennsylvanians. The tax-collection agency has about $31 million for more than 37,000 of the commonwealth’s residents.


    Legislators call for tax fairness

    We need tax fairness to ensure that tax deadbeats pay what they owe, and homeowners do not receive yearly property tax hikes. More than a year ago, we gathered with neighbors in Tacony to push for tax fairness and we went to work in the General Assembly. Recently, two bills were passed in Harrisburg to improve tax fairness and help hard-working homeowners in Northeast Philadelphia.


    ‘We need tax fairness’

    We need tax fairness to ensure that tax deadbeats pay what they owe, and homeowners do not receive yearly property tax hikes. More than a year ago, we gathered with neighbors in Tacony to push for tax fairness and we went to work in the General Assembly. Recently, two bills were passed in Harrisburg to improve tax fairness and help hard-working homeowners in Northeast Philadelphia.


    More than 220K approved for Homestead Exemption

    More than 220,000 Philadelphia homeowners will get real estate tax breaks next year because they have been approved for the $30,000 Homestead Exemption.


    IRS discusses the ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax scams and how to avoid being conned

    Have you been thinking about taxes? Not likely!